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The Practices of the Enlightenment: Aesthetics, Authorship, and the Public

by Dorothea E. von Mücke

Rethinking the relationship between eighteenth-century pietistic traditions and Enlightenment thought and practice, The Practices of Enlightenment unravels the complex and often neglected religious origins of...


The Bloomsbury Companion to Aesthetics

by Anna Christina Ribeiro

The Bloomsbury Companion to Aesthetics presents a practical study guide to emerging topics and art forms in aesthetics and the philosophy of art.

Placing contemporary discussion in its historical context, this...


The Possibility of Culture: Pleasure and Moral Development in Kant's Aesthetics

by Bradley Murray

The Possibility of Culture: Pleasure and Moral Development in Kant's Aesthetics presents an in-depth exploration and deconstruction of Kant's depiction of the ways in which aesthetic pursuits can promote personal...


Aesthetical And Philosophical Essays by Frederick Schiller

by Friedrich Schiller

The special subject of the greater part of the letters and essays of Schiller contained in this volume is Aesthetics; and before passing to any remarks on his treatment of the subject it will be useful to offer...


Time, Memory, Institution: Merleau-Ponty's New Ontology of Self

by David Morris & Kym Maclaren

This collection is the first extended investigation of the relation between time and memory in Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s thought as a whole as well as the first to explore in depth the significance of his concept...


Aesthetic Themes in Pagan and Christian Neoplatonism: From Plotinus to Gregory of Nyssa

by Daniele Iozzia

Whilst aesthetics as a discipline did not exist before the modern age, ancient philosophers give many insights about beauty and art. In Late Antiquity Plotinus confronted the problem of beauty and the value...


Architecture in Black: Theory, Space and Appearance

by Darell Wayne Fields

Based on analysis of historical, philosophical, and semiotic texts, Architecture in Black presents a systematic examination of the theoretical relationship between architecture and blackness. Now updated, this...


Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Literature

by Ian Buchanan, Tim Matts & Aidan Tynan

In 1972, the French theorists Deleuze and Guattari unleashed their collaborative project-which they termed schizoanalysis-upon the world. Today, few disciplines in the humanities and social sciences have been...


Performance and Phenomenology: Traditions and Transformations

by Maaike Bleeker, Jon Foley Sherman & Eirini Nedelkopoulou

This book offers a timely discussion about the interventions and tensions between two contested and contentious fields, performance and phenomenology, with international case studies that map an emerging 21st...


Chaos Media: A Sonic Economy of Digital Space

by Stephen Kennedy

The contemporary media landscape might be described in simple terms as a digital terrain where real and virtual worlds collide. Stephen Kennedy investigates the concept of our digital space leading up to the...


Driver's License

by Meredith Castile

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

A classic teenage fetish object, the American driver's license has long symbolized freedom and mobility...


Drone

by Adam Rothstein

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

Drones are in the newspaper, on the TV screen, swarming through the networks, and soon, we're told,...


Mimesis, Movies, and Media: Violence, Desire, and the Sacred, Volume 3

by Scott Cowdell, Chris Fleming & Joel Hodge

Building on the growing recognition and critical acclaim of volumes 1 and 2 of Violence, Desire, and the Sacred, this third volume in the series showcases the most groundbreaking, interdisciplinary research...


Remote Control

by Caetlin Benson-Allott

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

While we all use remote controls, we understand little about their history or their impact on our daily...


Golf Ball

by Harry Brown

Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.

Harry Brown explores the composition, history, kinetic life, and the long deterioration of golf balls,...


Cartographies of the Absolute

by Alberto Toscano & Jeff Kinkle

An aesthetics of the economy for the twenty-first century.


Sympathetic Sentiments: Affect, Emotion and Spectacle in the Modern World

by John Jervis

Sympathetic Sentiments develops an innovative interdisciplinary framework to explore the implications of living in a culture of feeling that seems ill at ease with itself, one in which sentiments are frequently...


Sensational Subjects: The Dramatization of Experience in the Modern World

by John Jervis

Under what conditions does 'sensation' become 'sensational'?

In the early nineteenth century murder was a staple of the sensationalizing popular press and gruesome descriptions were deployed to make a direct...


Play and Participation in Contemporary Arts Practices

by Tim Stott

This book engages debates in current art criticism concerning the turn toward participatory works of art. In particular, it analyzes ludic participation, in which play and games are used organizationally so...


Film Worlds: A Philosophical Aesthetics of Cinema

by Daniel Yacavone

Film Worlds unpacks the significance of the “worlds” that narrative films create, offering an innovative perspective on cinema as art. Drawing on aesthetics and the philosophy of art in both the continental...